1884 1st ever Kent CCC card! Cricket ball Baines Carlisle Road Manningham card Play Up Kent

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Note the different coat of arms to the early WG Grace card - similar but retooled design! A very early Kent county cricket club artiftact from c.1884, a cricket ball card by Baines, of Carlisle Road, Manningham, "Play Up Kent" (Kent CCC). The rare early ball design came 40 years before the ubiquitous, cheaper ball-shapes of the first world war era. SOLD AS SEEN